United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Establishment 1964-07-02

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub. . 88–352) outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The bill was called for by President John F. Kennedy in his Report to the American People on Civil Rights in June 1963 but opposed by filibuster in the Senate. President Lyndon Johnson pushed it forward in Nov. 1963 after Kennedy was assassinated. The bill passed in the senate, June 1964 and was signed into law July 2, 1964.

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